Myth Busted: Mike Brown a Good Business Man

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Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans react during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

4. Mike Brown Raises Ticket Prices

For someone who is supposed to be a great businessman, he really missed the boat on his economy class. Supply and demand is one of the easiest concepts in the business world.

If the demand is high, raise the price, and obtain more product. If the demand is low, how about a playoff game that only sold out because of local companies, low the price, carry less product.

In this situation the product would be the seating capacity at Paul Brown Stadium. Since you cannot lower the capacity, why not lower the ticket price?

Well, one other way he could get people the buy tickets is to field a better, team, but as shown above, the chances of that happening are as good as two NFC teams playing in the Super Bowl.

So which does Mike Brown do? Neither. He raised the ticket prices for this next season. Yet again, this is just showing me that he cares more about money than the success of the team.

He is not a good businessman. He held a proverbial gun to the city saying he would leave if he didn’t get a stadium, and he got what he wanted; A stadium for his team paid for by someone else.

 

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